On May 26th we have a very special celestial event. Not only is it a ‘Super Moon’ but we also have a Total Eclipse.
For more than 6,000 years, throughout Europe and Asia, the dawn rising of the Pleiades star cluster, was the most significant and celebrated of events. The appearance of these stars, which are also known as ‘The Seven Sisters’, heralds the return of life following the harsh northern hemisphere winter. They marked the beginning of the year … Continue reading Saturday, June 5th @7PM: Matariki– Work of the Gods
Come learn about the traditions occurring around the shortest day of the year! The programme consists of watching the sun set over the heel stone (weather permitting) followed by a presentation by Richard Hall of the tales and history of the Winter Solstice over both time and cultures
$1070 in cash goes towards delivering a Cosmic Star Safari, space and astronomy educational programme for one lucky school in the Carterton region.
Join us to celebrate and ancient important day of the year -- the equinox, marking the Harvest festival and marking the change in seasons.
Learn from author Kay Leather how ancestors of the first people of Aotearoa used the stars to explore the great southern ocean.
A presentation by Richard Hall about the Universe, our place in it and who else could inhabit distant worlds.
The latest about the night sky.
In 2020, a rare conjunction of two planets make them seem as one bright object. Did the same happen 2000 years ago? Could this have been the Christmas Star?
Come celebrate the Summer Solstice with us! Have you ever wondered about what other people do traditionally around the shortest day of the year? Come hear about these, including Christmas and, weather permitting, let's watch the Sun set over the summer heel stone.